2,566 ft
Distance
-338 ft
Descent
00:06:34
Avg time

High Side Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1300 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6654 in E-Biking
    • #2055 in Trail Running
    • #12608 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

High Side is a fun, flowy descent connecting the bottom of See Colours and Puke towards the bottom of Highline/top of Farside. Predominately benchcut, but with a few natural bits, this trail will leave you with a smile on your face.

Bikes - downhill travel only please

Access Info

Best riding as the end of see colours and puke from the Lower Babylon connector, or climb Farside and Cheakamus Lake road to the Crater Rim lookout parking area and climb up See Colours and Puke for 10 minutes or so and look for High Side on the left.

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More Stats for High Side mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -338 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,484 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,823 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,821 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,484 ft
  • Grade
    -13.2%
  • Grade max
    -38.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 ft
  • Distance down
    2,264 ft
  • Distance flat
    167 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:41
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.95 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      High Side Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2021 @ 8:53am
      3 days
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 3:37pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      Tree down near the top where you can first choose to take the blue line or black alternative line. The tree is down on the blue line.
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 8:08pm
      Sep 30, 2021
      reporter a few wet spots but pretty grippy otherwise
      Sep 28, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      reporter
      Tree cleared.
      Sep 28, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Sep 28, 2021
      Medium tree down about halfway, hanging across the trail. I could almost duck under all the branches (6'5").
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 63 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,059 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,869 rides
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      Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:23pm
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      Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      356 |
      Aug 9, 2015 @ 11:22pm
      Aug 9, 2015
      561 |
      Oct 25, 2014 @ 9:43am
      Oct 25, 2014

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:09)
       I actually found this trail to be more technically challenging than SCAP, despite being blue rated it felt like a black in spots. Good and challenging for sure with some steep rooty drop offs and tight switchbacks up top leading to flowy fun down lower. Well worth the ride up no matter where you are accessing from.
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      • - 1
      miff (Jun 8, 2020 at 11:22)
       Snooze fest
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      • + 1
      Sun2306 (Jul 30, 2021 at 13:50)
       To call this anything but a black is hardcore sandbagging.
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      A quick after work mountain bike ride in Whistler.
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